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60s laquer Strat, shall i?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by DK-strat, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. DK-strat

    DK-strat Strat-Talker

    Jul 13, 2013
    Hi, Im in the market for a vintage spec'ed Fender strat.
    The 60s laqauer sunburst with rosewood board seems pretty cool? Can anyone explain me the feel of the neck? I need a fat one cause i have large hands.
    I Love the tinted neck, so cool.

    I've also looked t the AM Original series that also comes with more or less vintage correct specifications.

    Pricewise im not the in the CS territory, but anything below that pricerange.
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2018
  2. chicago slim

    chicago slim Strat-O-Master

    Aug 23, 2010
    Bowling Green, KY
    I recently bought a Classic 50 Strat. I compared to to a used American Vintage 1956, and it was very similar. When I compared it to a Classic 60, I was surprised just how thin the neck felt, on the Classic 60. So, then I grabbed a Squier CV50, and it also had a thicker neck, than the Classic 60. I haven't played either, in a lacquer finish. But I wouldn't buy one, without first playing.
  3. carver

    carver The East Coast Strangler Strat-Talk Supporter

    every 60s appointed or 60s style fender I have held has had a skinny neck. like a shallow C shape.
  4. Stratoskater

    Stratoskater Most Honored Senior Member

    Feb 8, 2011
    Running with Scissors
    If you like fat necks look at the EJ Sig. Vintage appointments, nitro finish, thick neck but it has a 12 inch radius so that may be a deal breaker for you.
  5. DK-strat

    DK-strat Strat-Talker

    Jul 13, 2013
    Thanks for your advice.
    How is a AM vintage 1965 reissue compared to the new 60s original series neck?
    anybody who knows that?
    According to Fender: The American Vintage '65 Strat returns to a thicker C neck after a period of slimmer profiles.
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2018
  6. nutball73

    nutball73 Strat-O-Master

    Nov 12, 2013
    Southern UK
    I know a few years ago when I was looking, the '59s have fatter necks if you must have a rosewood board.

    60s strats always tend to have thinner necks than 50s.
  7. nadzab

    nadzab Peace & Love, my Brothers & Sisters... Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 15, 2009
    The Great State of Maine
    Among the Classic Series, the '60s has the least substantial neck. I have all 3, and the '50s is bigger with the very subtle v-profile...but I find that the '70s fills the hand the most. I don't think I'd classify any of them as "fat."
  8. pagey1512

    pagey1512 Strat-Talker

    Dec 22, 2010
    It's not a fat neck, but very comfortable and not as thin as the Standards. Personally it's my favourite guitar.
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  9. jaybones

    jaybones Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    I would agree with nadzab, my '76 hardtail natural is a nice chunky C shape.
  10. Thrup'ny Bit

    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon Strat-Talk Supporter

    May 21, 2010
    Sheffield, UK
    Keep your eyes open for Fender FSR MIJ Traditional '60s models.